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VOLUME 38, NO. 3

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Inner-View Dr. Brown

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Trendy Ride Vanderhall

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Publisher La Dolce Vita

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Retrospective Childhelp More than 6 Decades

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Inner-View Ippolita

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Society Childhelp, Drive The Dream Gala 2020

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High Style Samantha’s Favorite Finds

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Trendy Dining Virtu

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Inner-View Denise Resnick

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Trendy Reading The Matriarch

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Society Arizona Costume Institute Opening Night

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Society Oscar at the Oscars

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Society Barrow Education Enrichment Evening

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Wow! Worthy Barbara Kaplan

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Society Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Society Beach Ball 2020

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Society Independent Woman Luncheon

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Charity Spotlight Gateway For Cancer Research

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Inner-View Dr. Stacie and Richard Stephenson

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Society The Honor Ball 2020

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Society Arizona Science Center Gala 2020

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Arizona Humane Society – Pets of the Month

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Wedding Bells Katsenes and Papas Family

CHILDHELP DRIVE THE DREAM GALA 2020 Bud and Laurie Florkiewicz

ON THE COVER Dr. Stacie Stephenson gala chair of Vino Con Stelle 2020. The big night will be held Friday, April 17th at Scottsdale Hanger One. For more information please call 866.932.4208.

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SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I N I NG | ART

Remembering ... Geoff Edmunds By Bill Dougherty

We were saddened to learn of the passing of famed home builder and Valley philanthropist Geoffrey Edmunds who died this winter. He made an indelible mark in the building community as well as the massive world of fundraising. In the mid-1990s, I was introduced to Jane and Geoff Edmunds while I was a reporter at Trends, long before I purchased the publication in 2000. They had to be two of the kindest and nicest people I’ve met. Geoff had a warm and friendly mid-western personality and was a pleasure to talk with. Jane was a West Texas native and I truly believe people from that region are some of the nicest people in our country. Together, the combination made for a dynamic couple. At the time, I had purchased an Al Beadle condominium at Bridgewood North Forty. While the north side of the complex had been designed by Mr. Beadle in the early 1970s, it was Geoff who finished out the project later. While both sides of the community were wonderful, I always felt the Geoffrey Edmunds side was far better built. We would often talk of the famed and often photographed condominium complex during cocktail receptions. Geoff Edmunds was a huge philanthropist. Together with his wife, they put their Midas stamp on everything they touched. Both were gallant supporters of Mayo Clinic, ASU, Barrow, Valley Presbyterian Church and American Heart Association. I remember well a note he sent me in 2003 when Jane became a Trendsetter. He told me how very proud of her he was and considered himself blessed to have such a hardworking wife in the community. He closed the letter by thanking us for bestowing the oldest award in the state honoring women to his adoring wife. He was quite a guy! To list Geoff’s accomplishments would require far more paper then we have available. Scottsdale Ranch, Gainey Ranch, Stonegate, Gray Hawk, The Boulders, D. C. Ranch and Esplanade Place were just samples of the magnificent properties the master builder created with his fine team. Geoff loved a good glass of fine wine, a round of golf, pretty much any ASU affiliated sporting event. He loved James Bond films. But we both agreed that the newest offerings missed the dreamy escapism of previous films. Although Geoff received countless awards and honors, he was very quiet regarding his tremendous success. He brought style, elegance and master craftsmanship to all his projects. His philanthropy touched many lives. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren dearly. He once told me that his idea of happiness was spending time with his family on Coronado Island. Geoff was a true gentleman and his impact on our Valley will be felt for decades to come. We will all miss him.

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VOLUME 38, NO. 3

Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY Editor-in-Chief: BETTY McRAE Travel Editors: LAUREN AND IAN WRIGHT Food Writer: LAURIE FLORENCE-MANUCCI Advertising Manager: PATRICE METZLER 480.276.2282 | pmetzler@trendspublishing.com Executive Consultant: TRISHA ANTHONY | SUZANNE EDER | HEATHER MORRISON New York Correspondent: JJ BUCHANON Los Angeles Correspondent: JENNIFER BENTLEY Art Direction: STEPHANIE SWEET, SWEET DESIGNS Fashion Photographers: SCOTT FOUST STUDIOS | JOHN HALL Senior Society Photographers: SALLY AND PETER KRZYKOS Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER | KAREN HALL | MARY BETH YORK Lifestyle Editor: BARBARA KAPLAN Fashion Editors: SAMANTHA DEROSE | HEATHER WAGENHALS Society Editors: CAROL BENNETT | GEORGE BENNETT | J.J. BREWER GRACE CARPENTER | VERONICA COOK | MAYA FOX RHONDA KRETCHMAR | GAIL LITTLETON | COLLIER PORTER MICHELLE ROONEY | KATHY SCHEIB | BOB STEARNS NICOLE STEARNS | SHEREE TWITTY Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC Printing: PRINT MEDIA Information Technology: BEN AMES Music Production: CHRIS BECKLEY/THE PRODUCTION GROUP Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Marilyn Alexander, Nikki Balich, Charlene Berge-Blum, Lee Courtney, Kathryn Petsas, Molly Stockley and Susie Wesley SUBSCRIPTIONS: To guarantee receiving every issue of TRENDS, send a check for $25 (one year), $45 (two years) or $70 (three years) to Trends executive office (address below). Subscription will start the next month of publication. No refunds. Please send checks and address changes to: TRENDS Publishing 5150 E. Orchid Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Phone: (480) 990-9007 Website: www.trendspublishing.com Published monthly October – May by Trends Publishing. Editorial E-mail: editor@trendspublishing.com Advertising E-mail: pmetzler@trendspublishing.com © 2019 ISSN 0742-034X


INNER-VIEW WITH ...

Meet Dr. Gregory Brown of RéVive Skin Care Dr. Gregory Brown is the epitome of a true Southern Gentleman. The Louisville Kentucky physician is not only soft-spoken and gentle but also one of the sharpest minds in the medical field. We had the opportunity to speak with him at Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale. Dr. Brown dropped by the Dallas-based specialty store for a personal appearance and to showcase his hugely successful skin care line RéVive. Tell us a little bit about your background? Following a car accident as a teen, I saw the devastating effects of an auto accident. That was when I knew I wanted to help. I knew I would eventually become a physician. How long were you a physician before you transitioned to skincare? I spent two years in San Francisco training in labs and experimenting with various plastics and serums to aid in burns and the aging process. These serums help to not only reverse the aging process but to stabilize and renew the epidermis of the skin. Did your treatment of burn victims accelerate this skin care line? The knowledge that I gained in clinical trials dealing with burn victims helped greatly for the future of the product. That was when I decided to launch the line back in 1997. Neiman Marcus would become our very first customer. What do you consider your greatest product or products? Our first product is still my very favorite. I always select the night cream above anything else, since it works while you sleep. How did biotechnology inspire your products? Biotechnology is the absolute essence of my products. Without them we would be at a loss. They have allowed us to do so

much more regarding improving the overall regeneration of skin. There is nothing currently on the market that can assist in a better way than that of biotechnology to aid in the repair of skin cells. What’s your best advice for obtaining good skin? Absolutely abstain from going out into the sun. If you must, always apply sunblock. Smoking is another habit that should be avoided. Cigarette smoking pulls the blood away from healthy skin. What is your best product for losing wrinkles? Our eye and face serums are excellent. Also remember that if you get a face lift you will always lose skin volume. This is something a lot of people don’t realize when they decide to have cosmetic facial surgery. What are your hobbies and philanthropic endeavors? I love to collect post War art. I am also very involved with The Healing Place in Louisville, Kentucky. It serves as a free recovery center for men and women suffering from addiction.

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LA DOLCE VITA The Season October to May By Bill Dougherty People are talking about our Fabulous Phoenician and our 10 new Trendsetters for 2020! The fabulous Tim Braun, who is one of the most generous gentlemen we know, is our Fabulous Phoenician. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this award more than he. For more than two decades, the Vice President and General Manager of Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale has gone to the moon for the social community. When other long-standing specialty stores said “No!” Tim Braun always said yes. We are delighted to bestow this honor on him, and we look forward to celebrating our new Trendsetters and him on September 29th, 2020 at Montelucia. Since 1985 along with the Trends Charitable Fund Board, we have selected 10 ladies for their outstanding civic and charitable contributions and their individual style. This year we introduce to you: Ruby Farias, Ronnie Kiefer, Tracey Lytle, Sally Odegard, Diane O’Malley, Lisa Portigal, Kristen Salcito Sandquist, Robin Snyder, Stacie Stephenson and Sandra Wilken. You should also know that Diane O’Malley and Robin Snyder are both Legacy Trendsetters. Mrs. O’Malley’s mother, the divine Barbara Arkules, was a 1994 Trendsetter and Mrs. Snyder’s mother, the splendid Barbara Dunlap, was a 2005 Trendsetter. Nothing like keeping it in the family. Incidentally, our very first legacy Trendsetter was

Stephanie McRae in 2000. She had just co-founded the Arizona Humane Society luncheon Compassion with Fashion with her Mother Betty McRae and her sister Beth McRae. Speaking of Beth McRae, she has decided to chair an Evening of Trends with another magnificent Trendsetter, Tess Loo. As you know, they follow on the heels of Susie Muzzy and Vicki Vaughn, who blew the event off the charts last year. We don’t suspect these well-accomplished ladies have anything to worry about; judging from their impressive track record in the social and charitable world. Congratulations to everyone! There’s a good stiff breeze blowing through the Phoenix Art Museum. Since the arrival of Nicole Rivet, the Chief Development Officer, and countless others who have joined the Board of Directors; the museum has regained its composure. Now it’s nothing but downhill for the cherished and very valuable Phoenix asset. The other night they proved to everyone, even sceptics, that the breeze that now blows throughout is an energetic and welcoming wind. The Arizona Continued on page 12

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Costume Institute, which some thought was doomed, gathered the talents of Ellen Jean; who at a moment’s notice, showcased a magnificent tribute to India and the countries opulent and avant-garde fashions. Ms. Jean is someone to watch! Her extraordinary efforts, fine talent and short time-span established one of the greatest exhibits imaginable. Everyone who matters was on hand to celebrate the triumphant evening. Here is just a sample of the name-dropping guest list: Joel Cohen (we never saw Libby,) Ann Siner, Helene and Joe Presutti, Jennifer and Chip Carmer, Linda Herold and Marty Bell. Then there was Priscilla and Michael Nicholas, Jack Friedland and his wife Harriet (Phoenix’s answer to Babe Paley,) Lisa Pegal and Richard Sanderson, Joe Bushong and Chad Christian, Ellen and Howard Katz, Margo Knight, Maggi Heiser (wearing very futuristic and architectural jewelry,) Ginette Karabees, Margo Shein, Billie Jo Herberger, Jean Clarke and on and on and on. The spectacular and always lovely Jacquie Dorrance was there, and she must always be thanked for her tireless efforts in keeping the costume institute alive and well. Top model Micheline Etkin showcased all-things India in a variety of heart-stopping ensembles throughout the spectacular affair. You should have been there!!! Shortly before we went to print, we learned of the death of international best-selling author Clive Cussler. While I only knew Mr. Cussler

to say “hello,” I’ll always remember just how kind and personable he was and what a gentleman the great adventurer was. I had the pleasure to socialize with Mr. Cussler and his always lovely wife Janet on several occasions. Their philanthropic touch was quiet and often very much under the radar, a departure from the flashy high-society star billing of those around them. In his majestic and brilliant life; he wrote more than 85 bestselling books, owned and operated several successful advertising agencies and was an extreme maritime enthusiast. His sense of venture was evident in his writings and he had the ability to take the reader on tremendous journeys. He will be missed. BAD SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: Three socialites from three different organizations have been pink slipped! For years their officious, demeaning and dismissive behavior to some of the kindest people in the social swim was simply ignored and tolerated. But a new and emerging generation of ladies is far less passive than previous generations for very bad social behavior. Two have called just about anyone who will listen to their “I don’t understand why I was let go” tales, while the other has remained suspiciously silent. Some have tried to intervene on their behalf. What a waste of time. Leopards don’t change their spots.

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INNER-VIEW WITH FLORENTINE DESIGNER IPPOLITA ...

Dreams for a New Season Mesmerizing stones and dreamy designs put beautiful and charming Florentine designer Ippolita in a class by herself. She dropped by Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale the other morning. It’s always a pleasure to see her. Explain your strong connection with Italy. I was born and raised in Florence, which instilled in me a lifelong desire to cultivate beauty in everyday life. I studied at the Istituto d’Arte before setting off to see the world, and still return every year with my family. The history of Italian craftsmanship is an endless source of inspiration. In addition to my own jewelry brand; five years ago I founded Artemest, an online marketplace for high-end Italian craftsmanship and design. Its purpose is to help Italian artisans not only stay in business, but flourish in our ever-evolving digital world. Describe your newest line. Carnevale is a natural progression for us as we continue to explore ways to experiment with color. Working with ceramics is a painstaking process but we chose it not only because of its durability, but its consistency in delivering vibrant and bold colors. I’m very excited for this collection and the response has been unequivocally enthusiastic. Where do you source your gems and stones? The rough stones come from all over the world, wherever the highest quality gems are mined. Once we purchase the rough stones, all the materials are hand cut to our very high standards and faceted in our uniquely developed patterns. Each stone is then inspected individually. What is your greatest extravagance? I seek inspiration in the rarefied world in which art and jewelry intersect. In my travels around the world, I occasionally purchase pieces of jewelry designed by fine artists; which I

What do you describe as your finest hour? I would say, in addition to becoming a mother, it would have to be the moment when I bought back 100% of my company. I had absolute clarity of where we wanted to take the brand. Do you have any hobbies or philanthropy? I’m a homebody. In addition to sculpting and sketching; I really enjoy cooking, setting up a table and arranging flowers. I see these as art forms in their own right. In addition to the founding of Artemest; I also sit on the board of the New York Academy of

add to my personal “inspiration museum.”

Art, a graduate program that focuses on technical training and is

Where do you want to see your collection in 10 years?

anatomical and figure drawing. I’m inspired by the genius of these

I want to expand outside of the United States. Color is such

students. I focus my philanthropic activity on supporting art and

a big part of our jewelry and that’s something that resonates

artists, because my credo is Art Matters. I believe that art is what

across cultures. I would love to see my collections add

redeems humanity and connects us to the best parts of ourselves

beauty to women’s lives everywhere.

and each other.

the only one in the United States to offer a master of fine arts in

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Samantha’s Favorite Finds By Samantha DeRose Shake up your look with a perfect pop with this bold and stunning Valentino Garavani rainbow Rockstud Spike chain bag. Available at To Be Continued located at Scottsdale’s Hilton Village.

Delicate and dazzling, pair these blue topaz, peridot and diamond flower drop earrings in 18K white gold with any outfit this season. Available at E.D. Marshall Jewelers located at 10261 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Step boldly into spring with these chic Fendi sandals in croc-embossed leather. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Crafted from delicate silk, this Versace button up shirt is a perfect office to happy hour piece. Pair it with matching jungle print shorts for a grand statement. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

This one-of-a-kind opal ring with diamonds and sapphires by Margot McKinney Jewelry will make for a sparkling conversation starter. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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INNER-VIEW WITH DENISE RESNIK ...

Making a Difference Every Day The shy little girl who entered grade school, and occasionally ex­pressed that shyness with tears, didn’t stay shy for long. Her sister and very best friend Debbie, just 17 months older, did a lot of the talking for them both; especially when it involved dessert or a coveted item at the toy store. Fortified by her big sis and supportive family, Denise did not let her shyness stop what her heart told her she needed to do. The daughter of parents Herb and Patti Dreiseszun, who were meticulously organized whether in their business and community pursuits or in the kitchen pantry at home, Denise learned to organize her world early on and overcome her shyness with purpose and a plan. She saw how her parents got others involved and recalls doing the same for her first big event – a surprise birthday party for her thirdgrade teacher. Since then, she’s been unstoppable. Denise and Debbie loved helping in the family business, Sun Ray of Arizona located off Grand Avenue near today’s Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which manufactured women’s clothing and sold to local stores like Goldwater’s and Diamonds at Park Central Mall and others across the country. They helped with odd jobs like making cloth-covered buttons, sweeping floors and pulling carbon copies of invoices; which often left them with spooky, ink-stained fingers! Volunteering was always important to her family and part of most

be a lifelong learner and stand taller, too! I benefited then and remain

weekly activities. “It’s just what we did – and it was fun!” says Denise.

grateful now for those in my life who have been in my corner or have

When the family was figuring out how best to support Debbie with

what can be accomplished with people you trust and enjoy, empow-

her Type 1 diabetes and others like her, Patti founded the Women’s

ering you to dream bigger and beyond what you can dream and do

Auxiliary for the Arizona Diabetes Organization and organized all kinds

by yourself.”

of fundraisers.

my back with the organizations and causes I believe in. It’s amazing

When I asked Denise, “What’s your vision for yourself today?” she

When I asked Denise what impacted her the most during her child-

replied, “Being the best mother I can be to our son Matt and daugh-

hood, she says it was her sister: “I wanted to help. We all wanted to

ters Ally and Whitney, and a wonderful grandmother, enjoying and

help and were frustrated that we couldn’t fix Debbie’s diabetes. So,

supporting our children as my parents did me. I want to spend time

we set our sights on what we could do – awareness, education and

with the love of my life, my husband Rob, and explore national parks –

fundraising that one day would lead to a cure.”

something we’ve talked about doing for decades, but then life got in

Denise also reminisced about running for student council at Phoenix

the way.”

Central High School and serving as class president during three of her

“A big part of what’s next also means fulfilling the vision of First Place

four years. She then went on to ASU, where she also served as student

AZ and ensuring we fuel a new wave of residential and community

body president in 1981-82. She acknowledges that was the end of her

options that are as bountiful for people with autism and other neuro-

career in elected office.

diversities as they are for everyone else.

She always wanted to be with extraordinary people “who are smarter,

“There is still a lot to be done – and still a lot of energy, motivation and

more gifted and in most cases; taller,” says Denise. “It allows me to

inspiration to keep us going.”

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SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS

Margie Knutsen and Daphne Davis Shanta Hariharan and Hariharan Subramaniam

INDIA

Robin Woodworth and Ann Ewen

FASHION’S MUSE

THE ARIZONA COSTUME INSTITUTE

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Katherine May

Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona Costume Institute hosted an exclusive opening of India: Fashion’s Muse on Friday, February 28. Featuring more than 50 ensembles and an array of accessories and ephemera, the exhibition explores India’s influence on more than 200 years of Western fashion, along with works by contemporary Indian designers. Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a saridraping demonstration, live musical performances, and an opportunity to discuss the exhibition with Helen Jean, the Museum’s Interim Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design. The Museum and ACI also welcomed local philanthropist Micheline Etkin, who was dressed in couture by contemporary Indian designer Anamika Khanna.

Stephanie Their

JJ Krayeski, Suma Bhat, Seema Gulati, Saugata Chatterjee

Margo Knight and Ellen Katz

Srikumar and Sujaya Nambiar

Coverage courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona Costume Institute


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SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS

Oscar de Las Salas with Billie Jo Herberger and Bob Cooper Chris and Denis Widener

OSCAR

Victoria Quinton and Charles Keller

AT THE OSCARS Presented by Billie Jo Herberger

Micheline Etkin

Linda Herold

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Hollywood’s biggest night came to Arizona once again. Billie Jo and Judd Herberger created an intimate affair in the private club house of their opulent waterfront penthouse. The festivities not only showcased the Academy Awards, but also raised money for the preforming arts in the Valley. The event was spearheaded by Oscar De Las Salas and it helped raise funds for Valley Youth Theatre. Guests arrived in stunning gowns and tuxedoes. Chef Tommy D’ Ambrosio treated everyone to a lavish spread of hors d’ oeuvres and signature cocktails. After that, the party sat down to watch the much-anticipated show. A little while later, pizza arrived courtesy of Pizzeria Bianco, to cap off the wonderment of the spectacular night. They raised a lot of money and had fun doing it too. That Girl! Linda Herold stunning and statuesque in scarlet red.

Liz Agboola and Judd Herberger

Andrea, Ellie, Tom and Thomas Evans

Jeff and Leslie Rich

Coverage courtesy of Beth McRae


SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS

BARROW

THE ULTIMATE EDUCATION

Carole Moreno with Amy Thurston and Tahnia McKeever

Kasia and Max Sanel

Igor Barani with Michael Lawton, and Chad Quarles

Tom and Mary Hudak

Kathy Munson and Sarah Suggs

Patti Lau with Nancy Andison and Gee Gee Entz

Nanci Bruner and Jim Howard

Three of the finest physicians in the world gathered at Barrow Neurological Institute to celebrate their vast achievements in all things related to brain wellness, prevention and health. Everyone you know and adore assembled on a cold winters evening at the famed and world-renowned facility. The much-anticipated night was chaired by the deeply loved and respected Pat Petznick and Terry Roman. Amy Thurston, who by the way is a tremendous speaker did an extraordinary job facilitating the evening’s

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Jan Lewis, Penny Gunning, Robyn DeBell and Harriet Friedland

agenda. Chad Quarles, Igor Barani and Michael Lawton gave impressive and spellbinding talks on their research, and miraculous surgeries. Graphics, power points and videos left a packed theatre speechless. This night provides an excellent opportunity for those in the community to see the unbelievable happenings of one of the greatest medical facilities in the world. You should have been there!

Coverage courtesy of Beth McRae and Bill Dougherty


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GO WITH THE FLOW In today’s world handwashing has become even more important, suggesting we spend 10-20 seconds to do so. So make this time refreshing & beautiful. – Barbara Kaplan

The flow begins with the faucet even before the water appears.

The faucet and handles dance together in an open soft rounded shape with delicate slim handles.

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL ARIZONA

BIG NIGHT OUT 2020

Susan Hwang and Todd Koishigawa

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Jill and Jim Mapstead

Paul and Veronica Penzone

Matt Manoogian, Natalie Emery, Mark McIntyre, Vikki Colvin, Maria Lindsley, Greg Lindsley

Little Sister Micah, Big Sister Barbi, Big Brother Lee and Little Brother Victor

Tito’s Vodka made sure everyone who attended the big bash at The Arizona Biltmore Resort were greeted with the famed Texas libation. Bold colors and wonderment filled the room. Little brothers and sisters moved about the crowd to share their stories. Everyone swooned. Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Arizona managed to collect such a huge crowd of Valley philanthropists this year at their gala that they almost had to turn people away! It was a smashing night filled with hope, triumph and great success. The orga-

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nization has been tremendously successful in giving guidance to millions of young people and their paths to success. Bravo to all the attendees and those who made it happen! The bash was chaired by Gary Jackson and Oscar De Las Salas and Veronica and Paul Penzone. Nicole and Greg Stanton were honored for their tireless commitment to the mentoring of many young lives. Afterwards, guests moved and grooved to the sounds of Rico DeLargo amongst massive dessert stations. Coverage courtesy of Elena and Jim Thornton and Big Brothers Big Sisters


SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS

Whitney Heglie and Brooke Kopp

27TH ANNUAL

Victoria and Dan Lemon

BEACH BALL

Patrick and Regina Edwards

SOUTH OF FRANCE

Ruth Rassel and Walt Brown

Michael and Sheila Zuieback

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A posh group of merrymakers gathered at the Arizona Biltmore Resort the other evening for the Beach Ball. This year the leave your tux and ball gown at home affair, toasted the very hip and very affluent South of France. The ballroom was transformed into a chic French Rivera themed night. Guests arrived and departed decked in Grace Kelly and Cary Grant resort-inspired attire. Afterall, what two celebrities are more closely associated with the magnificent Gold Coast then those two lovelies? Whitney Heglie and Brook Koop chaired the evening’s festivities. Congratulations to both for putting the ball back on a far more sophisticated path. Herbert and Julie Louis were honored. The beautiful Shelia Zuieback was bestowed the Spirit of Hope Award for her tireless dedication to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the gala. Mrs. Zuieback, stunning in strands of red that dropped to the floor, also took home top honors as Belle of The Ball. Up next year, ball chairs will be none other than Julie Duncan and Katie Stoll. Judging from the triumphant success of this year’s gala, the two ladies are sure to succeed in 2021.

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Carrie and Jon Hulburd

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Richard J & Dr. Stacie Stephenson You’ve established quite a philanthropic reputation in the Valley. What are some of organizations you’re involved with locally? There are so many worthy charities. Beyond our efforts behind our annual event Vino con Stelle benefiting Gateway for Cancer Research, we’re actively involved in supporting Childhelp, Celebrity Fight Night, American Heart Association, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Assistance in Healthcare, St. Jude’s and Trends Charitable Fund just to name a few. How long have you been in the Valley?

How has Gateway for Cancer Research made a difference

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has had a campus in

in Arizona?

Phoenix since 2008 but we have had a home here for the last

At last year’s Vino con Stelle we announced that Gateway

eight years which we absolutely adore. Arizona is one of the

had approved the largest grant in our organization’s history

most beautiful states – the people, the spirit of the community –

awarded to Dr. Cynthia Wetmore at Phoenix Children’s Hospital –

we’re proud to call it home.

$1.5 million to fund a new approach that could improve quality of

What inspired you to become involved in the community? As business professionals and philanthropists who embrace the privilege of helping others, we are guided by a moral code: When you see someone who is less well off than yourself, and you are in

life for children with a rare brain cancer called DIPG. No advances have been made in the way of new treatments for over 30 years – we’re hopeful that this innovative clinical trial will provide a long-overdue breakthrough.

a unique position to do something about their plight, without harm

How can people learn more about Gateway?

to self, family or Lord, you simply step into the opportunity and

Come to Vino con Stelle! The event itself is an experience

do it. Our family is guided by this adage in all we do and we’re

but really our hope is that people will attend to learn more

fortunate to be a part of this generous community who clearly are

about cancer clinical trials and why they’re so vital to finding

driven by a similar sentiment.

a cure for cancer – a disease that touches every person in

What was the inspiration for Vino con Stelle?

one way or another.

The driving force behind everything Gateway for Cancer

For more information on how you can make a meaningful

Research does is, of course, our patients and helping them live

difference in the fight against cancer and information regarding

longer and feel better while we dedicate ourselves to finding

the 4th Annual Gateway for Cancer Research Vino con Stelle

a cure for their disease. Vino con Stelle is an event close to our

please visit GatewayCR.org/Vino, call 866-932-4208 or email

hearts and this year, with a theme like Studio 54 and second to

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none entertainment paired with a curated wine experience, it will soon be one of your favorites as well.

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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

Gateway for Cancer Research SAMANTHA HARRIS

CAMERON MATHISON

Ambassador Gateway for Cancer Research

Emcee, 4th Annual Vino con Stelle Gala Gateway for Cancer Research

Samantha Harris is many things: a wife, mother, Emmy Award-winning TV host, health coach, author (Your Healthiest Healthy) and cancer survivor. She’s also the latest ambassador of Gateway for Cancer Research, a role that furthers her commitment to spotlight the people and organizations that are making a difference in the world of cancer treatment and research.

Cameron Mathison is an Emmy nominated actor, current television host of Home and Family and cancer survivor. This spring, he’s adding a new title to the mix: Master of Ceremonies for the 4th Annual Gateway for Cancer Research Vino con Stelle. Being the public face of an event that supports cancer research funding comes on the heels of Mathison’s own cancer journey.

Considered by many to be the picture of perfect health, Harris was diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer in early 2014. The diagnosis came after having been issued a clean bill of health following a mammogram the previous fall. While medical imaging and test results indicated that the lump she discovered just 11 days after her mammogram was benign, Harris knew something wasn’t right. She consulted multiple physicians and underwent a series of tests, which ultimately confirmed that the lump was cancerous.

Mathison spent most of his professional life in the public eye, working as a soap opera actor, television host/news correspondent, and Hallmark movie mainstay. While his outward appearance has always depicted health and fitness, he secretly battled a years-long issue of chronic and unexplained abdominal pain. In September 2019, Mathison, 50, demanded that his doctors dig deeper to determine the cause. That’s when MRI results revealed the culprit – kidney cancer. A tumor on Mathison’s kidney was confirmed as renal cell carcinoma.

Harris made the difficult decision to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. Today, Harris is cancer free; living life to its fullest; and helping educate others about the importance of knowing your body, trusting your instincts and being your own advocate.

Mathison was fortunate that the tumor was found and removed before the cancer spread to his lymph nodes. This is especially true given that doctors say it had likely been growing on his kidney for close to 10 years. Knowing firsthand that cancer can sometimes be difficult to detect and diagnose, Mathison is eager to help rally philanthropists and arm oncologists and clinician-scientists with the funding needed to better understand the ways to fight cancer.

ALYCIA MONDAVI Celebrity Vintner and Committee Member, 4th Annual Vino con Stelle Gala Gateway for Cancer Research Alycia Mondavi and her three sisters weren’t just born and raised in Napa Valley, they have been working in its famous vineyards almost since birth. As members of one of the premier wine families in the U.S., by age 12, she jokes, they could run the lab and the vineyard on their own. Now serving as the CEO of Aloft and Dark Matter Wines, Alycia has taken the family business one step further – sustaining a premium wine label with her sisters. Each step of the process – growing, harvest, bottling and marketing is overseen by family members, making Aloft and Dark Matter a true labor of love. In addition to her business pursuits, cancer research is a cause near and dear to Alycia and her family and one they donate considerable time and resources to each year. As a featured vintner and committee member for the 4th Annual Gateway for Cancer Research Vino con Stelle event, Alycia has found a way to blend her two passions, wine and philanthropy. Alycia also serves on the board of the Napa Valley Vintners, as well as various other charitable organizations in Napa and around the country.

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SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS

Brianna McLane with Beth Scarano and Lynn Moreno

THE

Steve and Ann Wheeler

HONOR BALL

Devinder and Raman Singh

HONORHEALTH FOUNDATION

Karen and Craig Stull

Jessica and Sean Slawson

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One of the most anticipated evenings of the social season played out just the other night. The Honor Ball 2020 which benefits HonorHealth services, treatments, research and innovation for cancer, cardiovascular and stroke made a huge splash at the Camelback Inn. The ball was its usual sell-out success. Noted physicians and healthcare professionals abound made the scene. 14 gallant couples were in charge this year and they made the festivities brilliant! A special tribute was paid to the much loved and much missed Ruth Lavinia, who did so much for the ball over the years, including chairing it. Jean and Curt Feuer were honored for their tireless commitment to the organization and the ball. Since they are one of our very favorite couples, we couldn’t have been happier! The White House design Studio blew it up! They did a magnificent job creating a supreme and beautifully decorated ball room. Guests moved and grooved to the sounds of West Coast Music and famed 3 TV personality Scott Pasmore served as this year’s emcee. Karen Stull took home top honors as Belle of the Ball and she looked radiant in shades of scarlet and midnight black.

Scott Pasmore and Laurie Lane with Rolf and Francis Tesmer

Jean and Curt Feuer

Howard and Susie Muzzy

Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos


SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS

Laura Grafman and Lynn Lancaster

Aron and Carey Kirch

Rod and Jill Riley

Lynne and Lang Herndon

Robin and Ken Siverts

Kathy and Ken Player

Nate Prewitt and Melissa Blake

Michael and Priscilla Nicholas

Priti and Sunil Ram

Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos

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SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS

Paige Heavey with Lori Reiman and Susanne Hensing Marlene and Charles Lowman

ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER

Bryan & Elizabeth Saba

GALA VICTORIA T-REX

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Patrick and Regina Edwards

An impressive crowd of merrymakers gathered at the Arizona Science Center for their much-anticipated gala. The huge bash was chaired by Paige Heavy, Lori Reiman and Susan Hensing. The trio did a marvelous job! After cocktails on the impressive concrete deck outside, guests moved to a theater like setting. There they took in a wonderful video on the discovery and recreation of Victoria T-Rex. When the film finished, a massive set of drapes drew revealing the mammoth recreation of the dinosaur in its entirety. Everyone gasped! The Whitehouse Design Studio lent their respective design talents and transformed the center into a jungle themed affair. It was a smashing evening and the attendance was simply unbelievable!

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Chevy Humphrey and Katherine Corbin

Brian and Linda Ruisineer

Tom and Christy Leggett

Coverage courtesy of Carol and Jim Bennett


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puts on collaborating with other animal welfare organizations throughout the Valley to help save as many lives as possible, this boy was transferred to AHS when another shelter just had too many in its care at the time. A very happy-go-lucky pup, Black Bean is more like a jumping bean when he is playing and romping around with his toys! Adorable Black Bean can be found at AHS’ PetSmart Scottsdale location off Camelback and Hayden in Scottsdale. His adoption fee is $560 and includes his neuter surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. For more information, visit azhumane.org/adopt.

Alice At just a year old, Alice still believes in Wonderland and finding adventure! This absolutely gorgeous one-year-old longhair kitty was brought to the Arizona Humane late January of this year and treated in AHS’ animal trauma hospital before feeling back to her purrrfect self. A lover of anything fun, Alice loves toys, getting all the love to herself as the only kitty in the home and plenty of cat naps in a windowsill. Alice can be found at AHS’ Campus for Compassion location off 15th Ave. and Dobbins Rd. in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is $50 and includes her spay surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a

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Steve put himself through college flipping Porsche 911s. This evolved into a successful car dealership, specializing in Highline and exotics.

thought he was a bit off his rocker when he walled off half of his successful dealership’s showroom – turning it into a makeshift R&D shop.

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them back, albeit with titles branded as “race car only”, Steve gained

After 5 years of multiple iterations, Steve brought his first Model to

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the automobile and the motorcycle, the thrill was in the feel of the road. The vehicle helped you to feel part of it. Vanderhall endeavors to recreate that experience with modern conveniences. With its timeless lines and elegant grace, a Vanderhall would be as much at home in the 50’s and 60’s as it is today. The road is calling again, and a Vanderhall roadster is your means to answer that call. Vanderhall’s design language is anchored in performance, class, and style. We are proud to carry on the tradition of producing fine, hand-built vehicles that started well over a century ago. As you join us on the road, it’s important to be mindful of one thing. We hope you enjoy attention – wherever you go, you’re going to make a lot of new friends.

released his second model, the Venice. A starting price of $29,950 enabled the roadsters to reach a much broader audience. In 2020, Steve released his next two models: the Carmel, a model between the Venice and the upscale Laguna, and the Edison2, an all-electric roadster based on the Venice chassis. A description of the company. At Vanderhall, we believe we have created, revitalized, a driving experience that returns the motorist to the golden age of motoring – driving for the sake of driving. In the early days of

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RETROSPECTIVE

Protecting Children for More Than 60 Years Headquartered in Scottsdale, Childhelp is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting child abuse and neglect. This commitment began in 1959, when founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson were two young Hollywood actresses in Japan on a benefit tour for the troops. The pair encountered 11 homeless orphans, and all of their lives were forever changed. With help from servicemen and friends, the two provided for those children; and their work expanded into South Vietnam; building and supplying five orphanages, a hospital and a school. With the eventual draw-down of US troops; there came uncertain futures for the

Michael Landon speaks at the groundbreaking of Children’s Village USA, now known as the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village.

Founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson read to children at the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona Dedicated to Linda Pope.

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children. In 1975, they helped organize “Operation Babylift” to extract thousands of threatened South Vietnamese Amerasian children for adoption in the US. Once stateside, a request from Nancy Reagan prompted Sara and Yvonne to use their influence to address ‘America’s best kept secret’ – child abuse. In 1978, the organization opened Children’s Village USA (now Childhelp Merv Griffin Village). A few years later, the lines opened at the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-4-A-CHILD – the first and only national hotline devoted to child abuse issues. This hotline operates today with professional counselors staffed 24/7 to answer calls, texts and online chats. With brick and mortar facilities in California, Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona and the District of Columbia; and programs and services impacting every state, Childhelp has served more than 10.5 million

Marines help Founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson pack supplies for orphans overseas.

children through its mission to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children.

Billy, Caitlin and John Stamos present a check to Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson for Childhelp. Yvonne Fedderson (left) and Sara O’Meara pose with President Jimmy Carter.

Yvonne Fedderson (left) and Sara O’Meara with therapy dogs and children at the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village.

Yvonne Fedderson (left) and Sara O’Meara pose with President George W. Bush.

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CHILDHELP DRIVE THE DREAM GALA

Scott Schirmer and Dru Hammer

Carol and Jim Hebets

Brian and Tyra Barradas

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People were still talking about the December cover of Trends which featured the three beautiful gala chairs Ivy Ciolli, Dru Hammer and Jacqueline Nerguizian; when the big night arrived. The trio had made waves on our cover in stunning Saks Fifth Avenue gowns and fine jewels by JN Jewels. When they arrived to chair the sold-out bash at the Phoenician; the three ladies managed to look completely different, but just as stunning. It was a great plan to challenge their audience and beautifully executed too. Dennis Thompson and the White House Design studio turned the ballroom into a magnificent recreation of the set of Mary Poppins, for which the evening was themed. Large trees, breath-taking flora and floating tea pots; created a magical and dreamy set for the evening’s festivities. Then Michael Barnard, the genius behind Phoenix Theatre, topped off the night with a cast of thespians in Poppins-like attire; complete with song and dance. Founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson took to the stage as they have both done for more than 6 decades. They thanked dozens for their tireless dedication to the organization. Carol and Jim Hebets served as Vice Chairs to the event. Laurie and Budd Florkiewicz together with Cheryl and Ira Gaines were honored as well for their efforts to wipe out child abuse on a national scale. Comedian Melissa Peterman wowed and humored the enormous crowd as the event’s emcee. Later on; REO Speedwagon, Fran and Anton Cosmo and Rosevelt Rawls all provided grand-scale entertainment to cap off the hugely successful event. Eileen Yeung stunning in aqua and jewels to match, was clearly Belle of the Ball.

Jacqueline Nerguizian and DJ Friese

Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson

Remus and Jenna Repta

Photos courtesy of Carol and George Bennett


SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS

Arie and Lauren Luyendyk

Eileen and Tony Yeung

Lynette and Jason Willett

Marilyn Murray

Salvador Bretts with Oscar de la Salas and Gary Jackson

Martha McSally and Kirsten Douglas

Lily Florkiewicz with Sophie Stanton and Laurie Swetonic

Photos courtesy of Carol and George Bennett

Caryll and Jon Kyl

Cathy Fougnies and Ivy Ciolli

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Kim Alexis and Jeff Schwartz

Jack Davito and Carol Warstler

Julie and Jim Hundman

Angela and Gerard Hallier

Audrey and Ron Sterns

Kasia and Max Sanel

Gordon and Lisa James

Mike and Sandy Hecomovich

Jeff and Tracy Katz

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VIRTU HONEST CRAFT Reviewed by Laurie Florence Manucci 3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ | (480) 946-3477 | www.virtuscottsdale.com Virtu Honest Craft has already been awarded one of the Best New Restaurants in America by Esquire magazine in 2013 and a James Beard Foundation award nominee and I can see why. Chef Gio Osso’s spot is tucked away inside the Bespoke Inn Bed and Breakfast. It is a charming and intimate gathering place that has a European feel and ambiance to it both inside and out on its fantastic patio. He has cooked in many kitchens before opening this spot to fulfill a life-long dream. It is a Mediterranean inspired menu that changes often but the attention to detail and freshness remains key. The pastas are handmade and the produce is seasonal and from local AZ farmers. We started with the insalata; a simple salad of lettuce, shaved pecorino cheese and lemon vinaigrette. We also had a creamy burrata with grilled Meyer lemon, extra virgin olive oil with prosciutto di parma. To follow that was Ricciola, a sashimi-style yellowtail amberjack with cracked paper and charred tomato aioli. Our main course was the Maiale; the Pork rib chop served on the bone over spinach topped with poached pear. This dish had been recommended to us and it did not disappoint. We also had the Cappesante seared scallops with crispy olive oil potatoes. On our next visit we would like to try the Bistecca Tagliata, a 40 oz Tomahawk Bone-in-Ribeye for two which also looked delicious. For dessert, we had the sticky toffee cake with salted caramel gelato and toffee drizzle. And for an after-dinner drink, I couldn’t resist the specialty cocktail they make called A Night in Italy. It consists of Limencello, Lemon Sorbet, champagne, and lemon preserves. Truly like drinking a lemon meringue pie! The ambiance, food and service at Virtu was amazing and I highly recommend a visit soon. If you can, request outdoor seating while the weather is still nice. They have limited seating. Reservations 480 946-3477.

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Hudson: A Comedy About the Tragedy of History Nothing zings these days like a hip musical about an enigmatic character from American history. Alexander Hamilton was just about to lose his place on the $10 bill when Lin Manuel Miranda came along. Similarly, Quinn Mattfeld, Artistic Director of Southwest Shakespeare Company, and his writing partner Danny Tieger have written a musical that is sure to catapult history into a gleaming bright future. Hudson, the Musical. There’s a River, a Bay, news stands in every airport from here to Buffalo – all reminding us that Henry Hudson the 16th-17th Century explorer lived. But how did he die? There’s the enigma. No one knows what happened to Henry Hudson. His crew, fed up with his relentless search for the Northwest Passage, loaded their Captain onto a dingy along with his son, John, and a few others and set them adrift in the frigid waters of what is now called Hudson’s Bay – never to be heard from again.Southwest Shakespeare Company scores big with this buoyant new musical. It’s like Mutiny on the Bounty meets Waiting for Godot meets Who’s the Boss. A lot of soul searching can happen in a dingy contemplating a limited future. Even so, the insatiable humor of this high octane writing team prevails. There’s lots of catchy music and surprising antics onboard while the passengers face the inevitable. Highly recommend. See Hudson: The Comedy of the Tragedy of History. SHOW DATES: April 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 AT 7:30 p.m. and April 18, 19 at 2:00 p.m. SHOW GUIDE AND MORE INFORMATION: https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.115.254/52j.edd.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Hudson-SHOW-Guide-3.pdf TICKETS: SWShakes.org -or- 602-664-7777

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THE COUPLE Andrea Katsenes John J. Pappas

MEET THE PARENTS Mary & John Katsenes, Phoenix, AZ The late Diane & Jim Pappas, Scottsdale,AZ

WEDDING CEREMONY Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

RECEPTION Paradise Valley Country Club

DECOR The Flower Studio

PHOTOGRAPHER Elyse Hall

WEDDING PLANNER Ivana Crook with Revel Wedding Co.

BRIDES DRESS Carolina Herrera

INVITATIONS Celebrations in Paper

MUSIC Sahnas Music Trio, The Hellenic Project, The Hamptons

HONEYMOON Los Cabos, Italy & Greece, ending in Nantucket

SOMETHING DIFFERENT • The  wedding party was made up completely of family members. • Nostalgia  was infused in the ceremony; crowns from the Groom’s parents wedding and the silver communion cup from the bride’s parents wedding were used. • The  “father daughter” dance included both the bride and her father, and the groom and his daughter. • Setting  up his easel at the reception, a local artist captured the festivities on canvas in the moment. • A  nod to the couple’s Greek heritage, the reception began with Greek music & dancing, and ended with homemade Greek pastries made by the bride’s mother and groom’s brother.

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